Founder & CMO
About Shane D'Aprile
Shane D’Aprile is a Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of The Political Business Institute, a management consultancy that specializes in launch, growth, and turnaround strategies for political firms.
He is also the Co-Owner and Co-Publisher of Campaigns & Elections, the trade journal of the political campaign industry. After taking the reins as president of Campaigns & Elections in 2014, he led the transition of C&E from traditional print to digital publishing while overseeing both a rebranding and expansion of the company’s core event properties.
With well over a decade of experience in the political and journalism worlds, he possesses a deep understanding of the business of political consulting and the challenges political professionals face in today’s market.
In his previous life as a journalist, D’Aprile covered state and local politics in New York and New Jersey followed by several years covering Capitol Hill, Senate and Congressional contests, and two presidential elections. He has offered political analysis on C-SPAN, Sirius XM, NPR, CNN, and Fox News.
D’Aprile holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fordham University in New York, where he began his career as a public radio reporter and news anchor at WFUV-FM in the Bronx. He grew up in Hudson County, New Jersey, where residents are well-versed on political corruption and the proper pronunciation of Italian deli meats. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina.